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Apple opens Entrepreneur Camp applications to Black founders and developers

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Apple Entrepreneur Camp (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has opened applications for its Entrepreneur Camp.
  • Black founders and developers can now sign up.
  • Applications close on November 20, 2020.

Apple has opened Entrepreneur Camp applications for Black founders and developers, the company has announced. Those wishing to apply have until November 20 to get their application in.

The camp is part of the company's $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, with Black founders and developers getting access to help and mentorship they might otherwise not.

Apple Entrepreneur Camp supports underrepresented founders and developers as they build the next generation of cutting-edge apps and helps form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of these entrepreneurs in technology. Applications are now open for the first cohort for Black founders and developers, which runs online from February 16 to 25, 2021. Attendees receive code-level guidance, mentorship, and inspiration with unprecedented access to Apple engineers and leaders. Applications close on November 20, 2020.

Those who attend will also be able to access resources including Apple executives. Apple's "most senior leaders" will also be on hand, too.

The heart of Apple Entrepreneur Camp is an intensive technology lab working one-on-one with Apple experts and engineers to significantly accelerate your app. You'll also hear from Apple executives and leaders on a variety of topics, such as the latest advances in machine learning and augmented reality, have the opportunity to connect as a cohort to discuss challenges specific to your community, and form relationships with your fellow attendees. At the conclusion of the lab you'll have the opportunity to present your progress, get feedback, and chat with some of Apple's most senior leaders.

Anyone wishing to apply can learn more about the camp on Apple's website (opens in new tab).

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

1 Comment
  • It's awesome that Apple takes initiative for unity by opening a program exclusive to those that aren't black. This will help unity greatly! S/ Nobody else matters